The Deathstalker Ivy was one of my first creature designs, and one I still love to this day. Inspired by horror movies, it stalks through the trees silently, hunting whatever is unfortunate enough to be its prey, be it animal or human.
‘The Deathstalker Ivy – a horrid creature that should be enough to stop any wistful adventurer from going into those trees. They say you don’t see it coming; its uneven stumbling is nearly silent, and should you hear it, you might foolishly assume it is just a rabbit, or a deer. By the time you notice the forest’s unnatural silence, as if every living creature is holding its breath; by the time you hear rasping breaths behind you and notice the ivy snaking around your legs, it is far, far too late.’